Prince of Ayodhya – Review with Inside Art

Prince of Ayodhya – Review with Inside Art

Prince of Ayodhya – SUMMARY

Prince of Ayodhya is written by Ashok K Banker and illustrated by Sachin Nagar. The graphic novel is an adaptation of the Ramayana and when We say Ramayana it uses references and stories from almost all the popular versions of it across the country. And explains it beautifully in its 10-page introduction that the Rama’s story is not about facts and figures but more about morals. And therefore all the versions of Ramayana have contradictory facts but what remains same is the moral and learnings from the life of Rama. In this introduction part, writer explains why and how he get motivated to write his version of this epic story that is seen more like a reference for principles of right and wrong. Ashok K Banker quotes in his book:

“Let me be clear. This is not Valmiki’s story. Nor Kamban’s. Nor Tulsidas’s. Nor Vyasa’s. Nor R.K. Narayan’s. Nor Raja Ji’s. It is Rama’s story. And Rama’s story belongs to every one of us. Black, white, brown or albino. Old or young. Male or female. Hindu, Muslim, Christian or whatever faith you espouse.”

Prince of Ayodhya STORY – 5

Ayodhya, the capital of a great kingdom ruled by king Dashratha, is an unconquerable city. Prince Rama is all set to ascend the throne and rule peacefully, but he witnesses an apocalyptic vision of its destruction. Evil plans are set in motion that will lead to the fall of all mortal kingdoms! So, along with his brother, Lakshman and the sage Vishwamitra, Rama travel is to Bhayanak-van to meet the first of his many nemeses.

SUBJECT – 5

Subject of the story is clear that the writer has been fascinated with the world and stories of the Ramayana since childhood that motivated him to retell it in his own way and how he sees it. This could be a dream project for the writer but for a reader, we are reading another version of Ramayana. So far in this first book, there is very little that leaves an impact.

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GRIP – 5

We have read it for hundred times. Every one of us know the story. So it is a challenge to get glued to the book. It has a good start, but the fact is that story progresses very slow.

Concept – 5

It is not thrilling. The idea of working on an epic that has huge sacred and sentimental value in our country is not extra ordinary.

IMPACT – 5

The story is incomplete, and it is almost a year since it was published. And how it is going, we believe it is going to take at least 3 more issues to get completed. The impact was kind of average at the end.

Prince of Ayodhya – Dialogues – 5

Not impactful. The first book already covered some of the biggest events from the epic, but it hardly moves you with its dialogues. I think the most fun part of the book is the introduction pages of the book where writer gives inside tour of his research, motivation, and values of Ramayana.

Prince of Ayodhya – Artwork – 10

The best part of the book is its artwork. It is delightful to look at every single page of the book. The artist of the book is Sachin Nagar, and the colourist is Vijay Sharma. Full marks for this segment.

Prince of Ayodhya – Graphic Designs and Letters – 10

Prince of Ayodhya is beautifully designed from inside out. If you do not know, Prince of Ayodhya has won first position for best cover and best colourist in comic con India 2020 Awards.

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The font used goes with the artwork and speech bubble are placed well.

  • Graphic design – 10
  • Letters – 10

Prince of Ayodhya – Team Members

  • Author – Ashok K Banker
  • Artist – Sachin Nagar
  • Colorist – Vijay Sharma
  • Editors – Saurav Dutta, Abhishek Mukherjee
  • Designer – Vijay Sharma
  • Cover Art – Sachin Nagar

Prince of Ayodhya – Product Information

  • Number of Pages – 168
  • Language – English
  • Dimensions – 16.54 * 0.94 * 26.14 cm
  • Publication Date – 20 October 2020
  • Price – 599

Prince of Ayodhya – Where to Buy

You can buy this book from Amazon at the discounted rate of Rs 443 at the time of writing.

Prince of Ayodhya – Review by Comic Scoop
  • 5/10
    Story - 5/10
  • 5/10
    Dialogues - 5/10
  • 10/10
    Artwork - 10/10
  • 10/10
    Graphic Design and Letters - 10/10
7.5/10

Summary - Prince of Ayodhya

Ayodhya, the capital of a great kingdom ruled by king Dashratha, is an unconquerable city. Prince Rama is all set to ascend the throne and rule peacefully, but he witnesses an apocalyptic vision of its destruction. Evil plans are set in motion that will lead to the fall of all mortal kingdoms! So, along with his brother, Lakshman and the sage Vishwamitra, Rama travel is to Bhayanak-van to meet the first of his many nemeses.

The graphic novel is an adaptation of the Ramayana and when We say Ramayana it uses references and stories from almost all the popular versions of it across the country. And explains it beautifully in its 10-page introduction that the Rama’s story is not about facts and figures but more about morals. And therefore all the versions of Ramayana have contradictory facts but what remains same is the moral and learnings from the life of Rama.

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